Artist Steve Lambert has created the series Drawings for 3 Rooms in Your Home which, when hung properly, transparently announce that sex has been had in at least three rooms in your house. Prints of all three are available at 20×200.
The artist’s statement about the work:
Whenever asked, “How long did it take you to make this?” I always respond, “My whole life up to that moment.” And it’s true.
I never liked the idea that someone could just buy my work. I develop ideas forever, then struggle with finding a way to execute them that makes sense, often traversing through several iterations. And then someone writes a check and that’s the end. What?
I work too hard on this stuff. Simply paying for it and hanging it on a wall is too easy. I don’t want anything I do becoming another inanimate object that decorates someone’s home. I want more. I want ramifications!
So I came up with this. This feels more like a real transaction. Yes, you get to own something I made, but you also accept some responsibility. Put this on your wall and you have to be more honest as a result. It’s more than just an image, it becomes a point of interaction with everyone who comes into your home. It’s simple ink on paper, but wherever it hangs, there’re social implications.
It’s not for everyone.
We have written about Steve several times in the past on Laughing Squid.